New Katana Gimbal Head Coming Soon

Here is some screen grabs of our new Katana Gimbal head.  We are hoping we can finalize the design very soon and be able to produce these heads in early 2010.  Our date has moved back from December 2009, but we felt the design changes more than warrant the wait.  You can use it with any medium or 35mm telephoto lens (with a mounting collar/shoe of course) you have, provided your tripod will support the weight.  Maybe we should build one not only for photographers but for videographers also.

The major difference between our old prototype and this one is the braking mechanism.  We wanted to increase the effective surface area and be able to control it better so created these "fins" as you tighten the fine control knob on the side they will put pressure on the resistance ring and thus provide smooth motion.

Compared to other market leaders like Wimberley or Jobu, our design our Gimbal Head is bigger, with longer mounting clamp, vertical adjustments, and provides more clearance to save your knuckles from abrasion, and of course it just looks better.  We may offer it in various colors but for now we're probably going to stick with just black.  We will also offer it with various knobs, for those who are fighting the cold, it will give you much more needed control over tightening the clamp.

For the weight conscious photographers, this isn't featherlight, but its all made out of aircraft aluminum and with steel ball bearings, instead of plastic hardware.  If there is enough interest we may even create a carbon fiber arm.

New Back to back 60mm Arca-Swiss Compatible Clamps

Panorama picture shooters worldwide can finally have a more solid set of clamps, we have just released a configurable set of 60mm back to back mounted Quick-Release clamps.  These clamps are created with the finest and most precise CNC machines available, with aircraft quality aluminum.  They feature safety stop mechanism preventing the plates from slipping out, and can also be used separately.

Buy your own with either 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 mounting threads and enjoy the ProMediaGear quick release system.  Your camera can wear one of our plates without you even noticing the mounting hardware is attached.

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New 62mm (2.5in) Arca-Swiss Compatible clamps

We're upgrading our inventory once again.  We've designed and produced a larger 62mm clamp for those photographers who want added security of more massive clamp holding onto their gear.  Similar to our previous 40mm clamp, we have two parallel guide posts, hidden inside the clamp instead of long grove design (our Competitors use faster/cheaper less effective methods to achieve stability).  This proves the clamp to be more stable with less play. 

We offer them with two standard threads of 1/4-20 and 3/8-16.  These are precision machined parts, there are no worries if you use them with other precision made parts as they will fit and grab onto your photography equipment without any play.   For now you can only buy them on eBay but soon you will also be able to visit our online store. 

We offer unconditional money back guarantee.


Smart Flip - Flash Bracket, Flip system,

This is our older design of flash bracket for wedding or portrait photography, currently we are redesigning it due to very picky photographers who had this tested.  The flash head is always aligned with camera sensor, which means this bracket is best designed to be used with direct flash.  You can also add and omni-bounce or other diffusers, to minimize shadows.  We're also working on a unit which will be best used by photographers who mostly use bounce flash as it will keep flash in upright position all the time.  All our Flash Brackets come with Arca-Swiss style plate which can be mounted to any Arca-Swiss standard clamp.  The plates also have threads and you can mount other quick release plates.

Constructed with CNC machined lightweight aircraft quality aluminum.  Piece or artwork not cheap imitation.


Another amazing capture using Katana Gimbal

Of course by our fellow photographer, Katana Photo http://www.katanaphoto.com/
Who is testing the equipment for us. 


New product released, Arca-Swiss style anti-twist plate for Canon 5d Mark II body and Grip.  Features black anodized scratch resistant surface, extra two mounts for monopod, tripods etc.  This is a CNC machined precision part in aircraft aluminum, all Made in USA and Designed in USA.

With hardware included.  This style of quick release plate will last you a lifetime, is lightweight and it doesn't feel like you have anything attached on the bottom of the camera.


Arca Swiss Universal Quick Release 1/4" Plate AntiTwist

Plate fits Arca-Swiss RRS Kirk Jobu Design Clamp QR Quick Release
Hard black anodized surface coating with matte non reflective, and wear resistant finish.
Quick Release Plate with 1/4"-20 mounting screw, with Three 1/4inch threads for monopods, other plates etc.Features self retaining screw and anti twist rubber "rails
Fits Really Right Stuff, Arca-Swiss, Markins, Kirk, Jobu Design or any other standard Arca Swiss clamp.
100% made, designed and assembled in the USA
- 1.5inches Wide  - 3.0inches Long    - 1/3inches Thick
"If you like us, tell others. If not, tell us." - Best Quote I've read today.


Katana Gimbal Yellowstone Testing

Thought the snow, rocky terrain our digital "soldiers" are marching. Check out these pics. Kudos to Derek Katanaphoto.com for awesome work. These are remarkable images. We've had a team of three photographers, who worked for two weeks, through snow and high water to tell us what they need.


Arca Swiss Mount Flip Flash Bracket QR Quick Release

Arca Swiss Mount Flash Flip - Aluminum CNC Machined,

This is an example of our universal flip with Arca Swiss universal mounting plate, the plate runs the entire width of camera.

Arca Swiss Style Mounting Base, Fits: Jobu Design, Really Right Stuff, Custom Brackets etc
Works with any Digital or Film SLR made by Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Konica Minolta, Kodak etc.

Weighs under 12oz
Size 16x6x6
Color: Hard Anodized Scratch Resistant Finish
Billet Aircraft Aluminum Components
Bronze Bearing Joint Connections
Four Adjustable Flip Resistance Joints
Modular Construction with Optional Raiser (included, can be taken out)


Chicago Air Show 2009 July by Katana

Ok, Derek is a tireless photographer who never ceases to amaze us...

Katana Gimball Testing Grounds

Hello people, this is our first post so just testing things out and testing the product with our Awesome Photographers, who complain a lot but what the hell it just makes the stuff better.